The management of Risk is an evolving discipline that builds on current knowledge in a diverse range of activities. It is therefore imperative that risk managers and practitioners keep abreast of these changes and commit to lifelong learning and ensure the currency of their knowledge, skills set and technical competence.
This course identifies and explains the need for Risk Management and introduces the delegate to Risk Management best practices as presented by ISO31000.
Benefits of attending:
The course gives each delegate the ability, knowledge and confidence to apply Risk Management Best Practices. It will prepare delegates for the increasingly complex business environment and the uncertainties faced when employed in many areas of business and government.
Who should attend?
Risk practitioners and senior managers who are responsible for managing risks. Persons entering the Risk Management profession who have been practicing risk management and have a basic understanding of the subject but require formal training.
About the Presenter
Michael has recently joined as the Chief Risk Advisor for the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA). He has held several senior risk management roles prior to this, which includes serving as the Group Chief Risk Officer for AECI Limited and as the Head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) for Rand Refinery, which was a natural progression from his role as an ERM consultant for Marsh (incorporating Alexander Forbes Risk Services). He is also the Chairman of the IRMSA Risk Intelligence Committee which informs the risk fraternity and corporate South Africa about internal and external risks affecting the country.
Michael completed his Master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Stellenbosch, specialising in Political and Economic Risk, International Relations, Political Economy and Emerging Markets Risks. This is where he realised the crucial role that a solid political and economic risk understanding plays in evaluating the full spectrum of risks faced by corporations with a strong international presence. Being able to integrate his external risks background with extensive knowledge of internal business risks makes him well versed in all aspects of Enterprise Risk Management.
His key risk-related achievements include writing and presenting the first two IRMSA South African Risk reports with world-renowned strategic futurist and scenario planner, Clem Sunter. Michael was also the winner of the South African Up and Coming Risk Manager of the Year award at the South African Risk Management Awards Ceremony which took place in October 2013.”